PS4, PC horror game Daylight delayed to make it scarier

Zombie Studios pushes release of upcoming procedurally generated game to April 29.

Zombie Studios today announced that its PlayStation 4 and PC procedurally generated horror game Daylight has been delayed to April 29. It was previously expected to launch April 8. In a note to press (via Eurogamer), Zombie Studios said it needed to delay Daylight so it could make the game "scarier."

"First news you need to know about Daylight is that we had to delay the release date by several weeks. Here's the thing: the way Daylight is developed is completely different because of its procedural generation," the studio said. "In a lot of ways it really helped the team by streamlining the environment creation, but it's taken extra time to make sure all the scare cues are properly."

In addition to Daylight, Zombie Studios continues to support free-to-play game Blacklight: Retribution, which is available today on PC and PS4.

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81 comments
Algearond
Algearond

REALLY looking forward to this one, although with TESO being out no idea when that will happen.

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

Only thing I want to know is will it be on a disc for the ps4 NOT a digital download.

principe87
principe87

so many FFuucking delayed This  Fucking year!!!  WTF

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Eddie did you forget to post the whole dam quote or did you just feel like pasting the dam thing as soon as possible to meet your quota?

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Don't mind waiting for a better game, I am sure most don't. Only if publishers knew this...

playmynutz
playmynutz

should be well worth the wait :-)

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I would love to play that with OR

lateralus1
lateralus1

This may or may not be good news for this game. There is something in game development called "content lockdown". You can't go on way after this point to add new shit to the game. To make the game "scarier" ...? With only delaying it a few weeks hopefully they mean certain things aren't triggering properly. If that's the case it shouldn't be a big deal. This game will probably release with several bugs that they will fix later. This sounds like they are already planning on releasing it with bugs that they will fix later. The delay of only a few weeks probably isn't enough time. We shall see. This is one of the 1st games to be released that runs on Unreal Engine 4. The devs for this game are a small team.

Malaphisis
Malaphisis

cant wait, the cell phone light was my idea!  but i was thinking the screen light, not the bright flashlight..

justerthought
justerthought

I'm done with zombies. Sorry to be so negative, but I grew tired of Resident Evil years ago, Dying Light is tempting, Daylight is not, so I think the free Outlast will be my last zombie game. There's too many. Time to move on unless you're talking The Last Of Us, which was not zombies and far superior in every way. Even the names are all converging with zero innovation.

They probably found a load of hilarious glitches. You cannot be scared if you're laughing can you.

billlabowski
billlabowski

"To make it scarier" How come I think that is complete bullshit?

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Daylight? Dying Light? Dead Light? You devs really are original.

ECH71
ECH71

Wait... so Daylight isn't based on the Stallone movie in a burning tunnel? Now I'm scared.

mattress805
mattress805

Can't wait. It's nice to get releases that are new at the same time as PC when you're not a PC gamer. Ive been enjoying the ps4 so far. Dead nation is a fun co op too.

dustwhit
dustwhit

I got this game packaged with my new GTX 760. Not my kind of thing, but "Free" compels me to give it a go. Will be playing this in full daylight, thank you very much.

J-007
J-007

Please don't put the Boogeyman in there...you don't have to really but if that's the case then go ahead. Awesomeness 

FCT-Steve-O
FCT-Steve-O

Lmao...its been delayed to April 29th for a while now..thanks for the prompt news!...I thought they delayed it again thanks to this article.

Lach0121
Lach0121

I just hope its a good game. I am also looking forward to Alien: Isolation for a good scare game.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

I'll enjoy watching this on youtube, I guess.


method115
method115

I don't believe this honestly. They would have just patched this in not delayed the game. I guess it's possible I just don't believe it.

adro191
adro191

Tell me, which exclusive games are our there, or will be out there in 2014 that will compel to buy PS4 over an existing high-end PC ?


any suggestions

Geogyf
Geogyf

@justerthought  outlast didnt have zombies, they were asylum patients deformed by experiments

Daylight also seems to be a horrro story. So far we havent heard anything about zombies.

millerlight89
millerlight89

@justerthought  Clueless much? There are no zombies in this game. There are no zombies in Outlast. TLOU had monsters closer to zombies than either of these games. Please, do not say crap you know nothing about. 

Gen007
Gen007

@justerthought I dont think this game is about zombies though i mean the studio is zombie studios so i can see why youd think that

Rambolike
Rambolike

@billlabowski Have to agree.  Looks like an excuse.  Probably found a no. of issues with it, glitches, etc.

mattress805
mattress805

It seems gamespot gets news 2 or 3 days after everywhere else on the web. Lol

millerlight89
millerlight89

@adro191  Same goes for PC. PC has fallen quite some ways. It has the most high scoring exclusives, but the games have sduch low standards. Gone Home was AAA, that's pretty low standards. PC has zero worth while exclusives in the past few years.....besides a neww MMO or stale RTS games aka StarCraft and the bug infested total war games. 

sampson3121
sampson3121

@adro191 not all these are exclusives, but none are on the pc. and it's better to get the ps4 version of the cross platform games so, 

the order:1886, Deep down, Drive Club, HellDivers, Destiny, The Division, Infamous Second Son, and the one i can't wait to play, MLB 14 The Show. there is a list of 100 games they're releasing this year...look it up. and i have one and it's worth every penny.

seanwil545
seanwil545

@adro191  

I'm looking forward to Destiny, but I'm still hoping they make a PC version.

jackzor123
jackzor123

@adro191 There aren't really any out there now that really jump out, but looking at the PS3 exclusives like Last of Us, Uncharted series and God of War the future will probably be pretty awesome. Another thing is it seems that Ubisoft always favours Sony games and gives them exclusive content so things like Watch Dogs and The Division will be slightly perked on the PS4. Maybe not a deal breaker, but the fact PS4 will have Naughty Dog as a developer is a huge bonus for me. If you have the money personally I'd go high end PC but if you just want it for gaming the PS4 is good value for money in my opinion... Unless you're from Brazil of course :P

method115
method115

@adro191 There is none to me. Infamous comes pretty close though I feel like a real super hero when I play that game it's pretty amazing. With that said I've never played any game that's worth the $400-500 investment in a console.

I used to be a PC gamer but I moved away from it because I don't want to play on a desk and i want to lay down on my couch and play games. Can't do that with a keyboard and mouse and I refuse to use a controller against PC players that's just asking to get slaughtered. It's really for the best though cause I used to pirate everything on PC with torrents. WIth consoles I'm forced to support the gaming community which I think is better. I don't know what it is but I can't force myself to buy a game I know I can get for free.

mattress805
mattress805

Outlast is awesome. Playing after midnight with 5.1 headphones. With all the lights off is required.

alexbartle
alexbartle

@GSGuy321 I diddnt rate Outlast that high. Its not bad. Im holding out for Alien Isolation and hoping its scary 

vallee05
vallee05

@GSGuy321yes, Only game I played on my PS4 so far. If you're a fan of horror you'll really enjoy this. Headphones and a very dark room is needed for the best experience. Your first play through will be your best, take your time and enjoy. For the ultimate intense play-through play it on Insane, were you can't die once, your life has value.. LOL. Anyways enjoy

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@mattress805 Eddie has to wait for his newshounds to get back.  Sometimes he forgets to feed them. :(

method115
method115

@Sl4cka @method115 Yes very similar except EA released a compelete mess of a game that clearly wasn't ready for release.

jackzor123
jackzor123

@method115 @Sl4ckaBF4 is a joke... I was finding pretty much fine in terms of bugs until like 2 weeks ago then the rubber banding started big style...practically unplayable now. Companies shouldn't be allowed to release a game for full price that is clearly faulty.

Malaphisis
Malaphisis

@cvantu @jackzor123 @adro191  im doing my best to wait, there are no games anyway, ill hopefully get the ps4, vr glasses, and a bunch of 40$ or cheaper games...kz infamous watchcrap

jackzor123
jackzor123

@cvantu @jackzor123@adro191I am looking forward to Destiny and the Division that are out soon, but they're not exclusives so they weren't relevant to my earlier point...